Bentley Arnage Model History
New and Used Arnage Prices, Bentley Arnage Model Years and History
All New and Used Arnage Model Years and History
One of the last vehicles developed by Bentley in their long-time association with Rolls-Royce, the Arnage existed as the British luxury brand’s flagship sedan entering the 21st century. A big, high-end luxury car with some robust horsepower, the Bentley Arnage featured a total length over 212 inches in standard wheelbase configurations.
Suited to limousine duty, the Bentley Arnage RL model represents a 222.1-inch total length. Introduced in 1998 with BMW engine power in Europe, the Bentley brand’s purchase by Volkswagen resulted in a change to the 6.75-liter V-8 powerplant by the time the Arnage arrived in the United States. The most powerful production Bentley developed for its time, the 2002 Arnage’s twin-turbocharged engine could produce up to 450 horsepower. An electronic stability control system coupled with a stiff but comfortable suspension system gave the 2002 Bentley Arnage surefooted handling. As a premium luxury car, the 2002 Bentley Arnage cabin includes real wood trim, heated leather seats and a DVD-based navigation system. In 2007, the Bentley Arnage received a massive mechanical upgrade that included a switch from a four-speed to six-speed automatic transmission as well as a new 500-horsepower Arnage T model.
The R model and long-wheelbase RL version of the Bentley Arnage is propelled with 450 horsepower. During 2009, Bentley retired the Arnage model line with a limited edition Final Series. Special equipment included on the 2009 Bentley Arnage Final Series consists of special 20-inch alloy wheels, a dark tinted upper and lower grille and a 1,000-watt Naim Audio sound system. Only 150 models of the 2009 Arnage Final Series were produced. In 2010, the all-new Bentley Mulsanne directly replaced the Arnage.